Rare Sea Creature Appears on Seattle Woman's Dock

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Never knew sea lions mated with killer whales , thats new to me ?




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by Hellhound604

Originally posted by wlord
that thing just screams to its predators, "eat me"


It is not a "thing", but a beautiful animal.


And it would make an awesome coat.

Seal fur is very warm!



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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That looks like a real nice carpet, or even a coat.

Coolest Coat ever!


j/k



Anyways it does look like a awesome seal, and hope it stays in good health. I never seen one of them too so thanks to the OP.

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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Oh my, What a cool seal! Absolutely Gorgeous! What an amazing thing to see and read about. S&F for ya!:



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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It seems to me this is not too far off for Seattle, as I remember watching seals from Fisherman's Wharf in Vancouver. Now this particular rarer seal may not normally come down south, but who knows, they've been radiating the ocean, so it may have to journey further South for food.
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by wlord
that thing just screams to its predators, "eat me"


Actually, considering that's a seal, and in it's natural environment what it's main predator would be, I think this species' fur pattern in an absolutely ingenius defense mechanism. Because just reading the thread title, then opening it and seeing that picture before reading anything, I geniunely thought it was some kind of baby Killer Whale. And I'm sure an adult Killer Whale, who often hunt with their pups near-by, may think something similar. Even a hesitation on the whale's part could save one of these seal's lives.

Interesting find OP. Nice post



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:43 PM
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Hey thats one of those seals my grandpa had pictures of beeing slaughtered by the hundreds! I hear they are realy good eating!



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 05:53 PM
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Well.. from Destinyone's link it says..




Heavy commercial harvest in 1960s by Russian sealers has been reduced to about 4000 per yr. Alaska Native subsistence harvest of



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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I was just thinking about this seal and how far south it's traveled.
It reminded me of another beautiful arctic animal being found around the sound and in Oregon.

I read an article a few weeks ago about snowy owls traveling here. I made a comment to my husband that maybe when he graduates this summer, he can help track them. Their so beautiful that I want to find them and take photos.

One of many articles written in the last week about snowy owls in the state


So i'm wondering why they are here.
Are they trying to tell us that Washington State is becoming more like their home climate? It has been wintry this past week, but not the weeks before when the owls were showing up.
Do these animals use magnetic field to get around, and now they are getting confused?
Is up north become so cold or changed so much that they can't find their normal food, so they migrate south for more food?
Are they fleeing change, such as radiation contamination (as a previous poster mentioned), severe pollution, or something geological? The seal was found near the mouth of the Duwamish, a very polluted area but I don't know if the creature was sick. The owls have been found everywhere..


ETA: I may do some research and create another thread to get expert opinions.
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:04 PM
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Hmm..good question..

I live in eastern WA, so i am not familiar with the water ways there..

It does seem strange that this seal would be so far from its natural habitat..

and i mean far..

think about where it usually lives and then look at where it showed up..

1500-2000 miles from where it is usually found..long swim..

strange indeed...

thank you for your great post!



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:29 PM
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What is with the trolls and the eat the seal, and make a coat comments? Geesh people really really need attention don't they. Also Photoshop? Really? Why? my lord

On topic.. Beautiful animal .. Certainly not near it's home.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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Beautiful. Little guy trying for a bit of "evolution", but the so called animal lovers-protectors will take him back to where he came, or put him in a protective environment (glorified cage) for his own good. I say, let him do his thing and maybe we end up with a huge population of brilliant new type of seal.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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He's good..

He swam away before they could get to him..



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
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Thanks Randy..

I'm glad you liked it..

"just chillin"


You're not gonna believe this and I have got to put you on my friends list now. After I made the post about turning someones day around. I went to Bovado casino to mess around on the slots. I hit one for 3500 bucks.

Crap you not. You not only turned a guys day around. But it seems very much to me you turned my life around for now..

Superfalous.
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posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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WHOA!!

awesome my man...

Glad to of given you my spot of good luck..

my friends say i have the luckiest dice around..




posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
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WHOA!!

awesome my man...

Glad to of given you my spot of good luck..

my friends say i have the luckiest dice around..



Can you pass some of that luck on to me too? jeez could i do with it some days.
That seal is awesome, isn't it amazing that a lot of gods creatures have pattern's placed so beautifully that makes you gasp in amazement and truly represents the fact that people are meant to admire and appreciate these creatures rather then beat them to death in utter cruelty and eat them. I'm glad the seal didn't land on one of them Japanese boat or any of them other countries who have a thirst for seal blood or their would be no pictures.



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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yes..passes lucky dice to you..

and i just love the stripes..

I found out that the male has thinner stripes..

the female has the wider stripes...

cool huh?



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Question is why was it found so far south of it's normal environment. Could be something is wrong with it or the melting ice caps are changing their behavior.

I agree. Looks yummy. I never had seal but if I was gonna munch seal blubber I'd want that on my skewer.


There was a very powerful storm that moved into the Northwest a few days ago, straight from the NW Pacific - Alaska/Canada/Russia .. strong enough to produce hurricane force winds and record snowfall in the NW. It's quite possible that it got lost in the storm at sea or got carried along the currents into the Puget Sound and thus to Seattle. That'd be my guess anyways.. can't fathom why else a small seal like that would swim such vast distances on it's own. Unless someone was breeding it in the Puget and it got away (very possible).



posted on Jan, 21 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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yea..

I thought about that also..

I could not find a story to back it up though..

but it does make sense...





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